Nikola Agreement Accelerates Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fueling Solutions

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation, IVECO and OGE announced they have entered into a letter of intent for a collaboration to establish a business structure for transporting hydrogen via pipeline network from production sources to hydrogen fueling stations in support of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The collaboration is being launched with the intent to further define and formalize the … [More]

Premier Retail Grocer to Carry Arizona Water Co. Products throughout Midwest

The Alkaline Water Company

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) (the “Company”), the country’s largest independent alkaline water company, further expands its presence in the Midwest reaching 30 million potential consumers through Meijer supercenters and grocery stores. Meijer, the 15th largest grocery chain in the country, has begun to stock its shelves with their smooth tasting … [More]

Award-Winning Documentary Chronicles the Journey of 12 Blind Teenagers from Phoenix

Gravitas Ventures

In 2018, twelve blind teenagers who grew up in the desert heat, void of an ocean, defied all odds and learned how to sail at a local lake. The dozen, known as the Blind Buccaneers, later journeyed hundreds of miles across the sea without the use of eyesight to guide them. In a moving tale about perseverance, courage and grit, the award-winning documentary “Ocean of Obstacles,” … [More]

Arizona Cannabis Dispensaries Co. Celebrates 4/20 with Name Change & Hiring Spree amidst National Expansion

Mint Cannabis

While its retail locations come alive on National Cannabis Day (April 20) with DJs spinning, and customers enjoying free food, giveaways, and the opportunity to win a Ford Mustang GT, the Mint Dispensary will mark 4/20 with an important milestone in its history – a name change to Mint Cannabis. “As we have grown, we have become much more than a dispensary,” said Eivan … [More]

Home Repair Membership Club Launches in Phoenix

SavonServices

With more than half of all homeowners spending $1000+ on home improvements last year, there is now a growing demand for a change in the way consumers find reliable contractors. Newly launched in Phoenix, homeowners can now download the SavonServices mobile app (available for iOS and Android) to access top-rated local pros at discounted member rates.  A membership also includes … [More]

Tesla Rideshare Program Launches for Phoenix to Tucson Personal, Business Travel

Falcon Line

Arizonans are often faced with a hurdle when traveling between Phoenix and Tucson because it’s too close to fly, but too far to use a traditional ride share company like Uber. A new service unlike anything else in the U.S. just launched in Phoenix to address this challenge. Falcon Line, a new business headquartered in Scottsdale, is helping travelers move between the Valley … [More]

Dinner & Tournament Co. Embarks on Hiring 35+ as Show Demand Increases

Medieval Times

Looking for a new job opportunity? Huzzah! Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament hiring for more than 35 positions at its Scottsdale Castle, including bartenders, servers, kitchen staff, guest services and more. Interested candidates can see all opportunities and apply online at medievaltimes.com/careers. The Scottsdale Castle is staffing up to meet demand as tourism … [More]

Online Employment Co. Has New Alert to Help Businesses Secure Top Candidates

ZipRecruiter

Many employers lose top candidates to more agile competitors by taking too long to contact them. Now, ZipRecruiter helps employers avoid this costly mistake by giving them valuable information about the status and availability of applicants they are considering. When employers browse through applicants, an “Act Fast!” label notifies them if candidates are being actively … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Apr 15: Educational Equity Webinar ‘Healing Racism Beyond the Dialogue: What is Racism?’

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix’s educational equity and inclusion webinar series continues on Thurs., April 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. PDT with the first of a two-part series on understanding racism and its impact on all aspects of society. Recent events in our country brought about a renewed commitment to healing racism. But many people struggle to define racism or recognize how … [More]

Their Take: Local Restaurants Face Hiring and Product Delivery Crisis

by Fred Morgan

It’s been a trying year for the restaurant industry, and throughout the pandemic we had to temporarily close some of our stores in Downtown Phoenix and quickly adapt to the unexpected challenges that COVID-19 presented. As things finally start to turn around for Arizona restaurant owners, with restrictions being lifted and more people feeling comfortable to eat out again, we … [More]

Valleywise Health Collaborates with Local Startup, LiteraSeed, to Reduce Health Disparities and Cultural Barriers to Care

Valleywise Health

Valleywise Health is piloting innovative healthcare technology developed by local startup, LiteraSeed, to reduce medical misdiagnoses by improving communication between underserved patients and medical providers. “Our goal is to reduce the tragic and preventable deaths of patients who find it difficult to communicate effectively with physicians,” said Michael White, … [More]

Health Co. Now Providing COVID-19 Vaccinations at Mesa Community College

Embry Health

Embry Health will provide COVID-19 Vaccinations starting April 8th at Mesa Community College located at 1833 W. Southern Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202. Embry Health will provide Moderna vaccinations for those over 18 years old who work and live in Maricopa County between 8AM–8PM. Please come prepared with a face mask, driver's license, insurance card, and documentation of … [More]

Campaign Begins to Reduce Pedestrian, Cyclist Deaths

Maricopa Association of Governments

Bicycle and pedestrian crashes continue to claim more than 100 lives each year in the Maricopa region, and pedestrian involved crashes have steadily risen with increases in both injuries and fatalities. Pedestrian fatalities increased 57 percent over a 10-year period (2010-2019). Although bicycle crashes have trended downward during the same period, more cyclists died in … [More]

Nikola and Truck Maintenance Co. Announce Expansive Sales and Service Dealer Network

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (“BEVs”), fuel-cell electric vehicles (“FCEVs”) and energy infrastructure solutions, announced today its first step in establishing a nationwide plan for its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage. Nikola, in partnership with RIG360 Service Network, a network of … [More]

IRS Provides Guidance on Tax Relief for Deductions for Food or Beverages From Restaurants

Internal Revenue Service

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2021-25 PDF providing guidance under the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020. The Act added a temporary exception to the 50% limit on the amount that businesses may deduct for food or beverages. The temporary exception allows a 100% deduction for food or beverages from … [More]

Phoenix-Headquartered Bank Ranks #1 for Performance on S&P Global Market Intelligence’s List of 50 Largest Public U.S. Banks

Western Alliance Bank

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) is the nation’s top-performing among the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2020, according to a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The bank earned the #1 position for the second year in a row. S&P Global Market Intelligence recognized Western Alliance Bancorporation, parent of Western Alliance Bank, in … [More]

At 113 Years Old, a Valley Printing Co. is Resilient, Despite a Global Pandemic and Industry Disruptions

O'Neil Printing

How does a 113-year-old printing company stay relevant when technology has disrupted its industry and a global pandemic has shuttered many businesses? The odds of surviving have been against Phoenix-based O’Neil Printing, which was founded in 1908. The market size of the printing industry in the United States has declined 4.5% per year on average between 2016 and 2021, … [More]

MeMD Addresses Needs of Trucking Companies Nationwide

MeMD

Trucking and transportation companies across the country now can access on-demand virtual healthcare through a new partnership between national telehealth provider MeMD and the Healthy Transportation Foundation (HTF), a national not-for-profit foundation advocating and supporting health and well-being of professional truck drivers. The partnership, part of HTF’s Shift Into … [More]

Water Co. Continues Convenience Store Expansion with Convenience Stores Partnership

The Alkaline Water Company

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) (the “Company”), the country’s largest independent alkaline water company, is pleased to announce its latest partnership with CEFCO Convenience Stores now selling Alkaline88’s 1-liter single serve size in more than 200 high volume stores across six states. “Adding CEFCO as a customer is a big step in our continued … [More]

Knight-Swift Transportation Increases Driver Pay and Independent Contractor Rate

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc.

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., North America’s largest truckload transportation company, is pleased to announce recent driver pay increases and Independent Contractor contract rate increases along with ongoing enhancements of its driver experience at Knight and Swift. Highlights of recent changes, which are already in effect, include the following: Experienced … [More]

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